Last weekend we headed north for our first weekend at the cottage. Mom and Dad rent a cottage for 3 weeks in July and we all look forward to it! It was extra fun for Rebecca as her friend Victoria was able to come up for the weekend and they had a ton of fun together! Laughing, singing, playing, chatting, swimming and so much more! Sadly I hardly took any pictures. What was I thinking?
We arrived Saturday afternoon and put the boat into the water only to realize the battery was dead and we needed a new one. Ugh! Mom watched the girls while dad and took a run into town to get a new battery and pick up some groceries.
When we returned we unloaded the van which is no easy feat as there are about 50 steps down from the parking area to the actual cottage. One look across the lake from the front room though and it's all worth it!
I have to explain this pic as it has a fun story behind it. A few years ago when we arrived at the cottage Rebecca asked Grandma for some applesauce. Since it wasn't sweetened Mom put a little 'sugar' in it before giving it to her. She took one bite and said, 'Ewwwwwww...it tastes like soap!!' Yup, Mom had accidentally put Tide in her applesauce rather than sugar. My parent's take little bits of what they'll need for 3 weeks in ziploc bags. So ever since then...the soap and the sugar are clearly marked and we all get a chuckle out of the Tide story! And you have to know that we never let mom live that one down!
Another one of the highlights last weekend was the speaker, James MacDonald of Walk in the Word ministries was the speaker. I was only able to hear him on Sunday evening but he was great! One of the fun things is that this week he's been recording a new DVD series so there was a film crew from Nashville set up in the chapel. For someone like me who distracts easily, I had to work on concentrating as a huge 50' boom camera was swinging about but it's neat to think those DVD's will go out around the world later this year. Fun!
I'll be heading back up to the cottage tomorrow after work and am looking forward to it. Will spend a couple of days with my parents and then move to a friend's cottage until Tuesday. I have something really exciting up my sleeve for my parents this weekend (I can write that here because they don't have access to a computer so won't be reading my blog) but I won't share the details yet. If it all goes to plan it will be AMAZING!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!
PS - The nasty feather pillow has been moved far, far away from my room and my mom was kind enough to wash the bedding for me. Thanks mom!